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'Never give up' is the message as U's draw at Portsmouth

4 November 2019

Oxford United left it late before they made it 12 games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Trailing to a Gareth Evans penalty, the U’s hit back when MattyTaylor noded home in the last seconds to give his side a point  that moved them up to fourth in the table.
“The last twenty minutes I think they were praying the whistle would go and they sat back” Matty told iFollow after the game. “We had to go for the game to try and get something out of it.
“Thankfully Jamo, or Beckham, I’m not sure which one it was, whipped a cross in and it went in.”
That’s a modest answer from a striker who made a tricky finish look simple, but the on-loan Bristol City forward believes it is the ‘never say die’ attitude throughout the entire squad which is helping the U’s pick up points at places like Portsmouth.
“I think that’s been the message every week to be honest’; don’t ever give up.
“Everyone is together and the spirit that we have in the team means we will always keep fighting until the last whistle. I am sure we will lose games along the way but at the moment we are playing really well and getting results every week in all competitions.
"Obviously today we were delighted to get another point on the board and to keep the unbeaten run going.”
United now look to make it 13 games unbeaten when they travel to Hayes and Yeading on Sunday.
You can see the full interview with Matty plus the thoughts of Alex Gorrin and Karl Robinson, all in iFollow where you can also watch either extended highlights or the whole match again.

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